CCH Pounder

CCH Pounder

Highest Rated: 100% Things Behind the Sun (2001)

Lowest Rated: 6% RoboCop 3 (1993)

Birthday: Dec 25, 1952

Birthplace: Georgetown, British Guiana

Though she was a busy performer in a variety of film and television roles for decades, actress CCH Pounder finally found her defining role when she was cast as the morally upright Detective Claudette Wyms on the dark, gritty cop show, "The Shield" (FX, 2002-08). Prior to that role, Pounder spent her illustrious career playing quiet, yet tough-as-nails women usually in positions of authority, as she did in a recurring capacity on television shows like "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994) and "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). But it was her seven years playing Wyms, whose determination to take down crooked cop Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis) reaches near obsessive proportions that earned Pounder the long-sought recognition and respect she deserved. Though she continued to give sterling performances over the years, particularly as real life politician and activist Winnie Mandela in "Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story" (FX, 2004), Pounder was forever connected to Wyms, the true role of a lifetime.

Highest rated movies

Things Behind the Sun
If These Walls Could Talk
Bagdad Cafe
Benny & Joon
Disappearing Acts
Orphan Godzilla: King of the Monsters




No Score Yet No Score Yet Avatar 2 Moat (Character) - 2022
42% 83% Godzilla: King of the Monsters Senator Williams (Character) $110.5M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jewel's Catch One Narrator - 2016
75% 85% Batman: Assault on Arkham Amanda Waller (Voice) - 2014
13% 58% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Madame Dorothea (Character) $31.2M 2013
No Score Yet 58% Home Again Dulsay Mooreland (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 19% My Girlfriend's Back Constance (Character) - 2009
81% 82% Avatar Mo'at (Voice) $760.5M 2009
No Score Yet 67% Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Amanda Waller (Voice) - 2009
56% 63% Orphan Sister Abigail (Character) $41.6M 2009
No Score Yet 75% Breaking the Maya Code Narrator - 2008
No Score Yet 22% Rain Ms. Adams (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 83% Redemption Winnie Mandela (Character) - 2004
100% 79% Things Behind the Sun Judge (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 78% Boycott Jo Ann Robinson (Character) - 2001
60% 85% Disappearing Acts Mrs. Swift (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 79% Cora Unashamed Ma Jenkins (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Met on the Vineyard Pearl (Character) - 1999
11% 32% End of Days Detective Margie Francis (Character) $66.9M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Funny Valentines Ethel B. (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 33% Netforce Sandra Knight (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 46% Final Justice Danielle Kline (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melting Pot Lucinda Davis (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Poet Dr. Geddes (Character) - 1998
92% 82% Face/Off Dr. Holllis Miller (Character) $112.3M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet All She Ever Wanted Dr. Marilyn Tower (Character) - 1996
33% 50% Aladdin and the King of Thieves The Magic Oracle (Voice) - 1996
88% 74% If These Walls Could Talk Nurse Jenny Ford (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 50% Zooman Ash (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 86% White Dwarf Nurse Shabana (Character) - 1995
38% 64% Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight Irene (Character) $20.9M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Their Own Good Naomi Brinker (Character) - 1993
11% 28% Sliver Lt. Victoria Hendrix (Character) $35.5M 1993
6% 15% RoboCop 3 Bertha (Character) $8.9M 1993
76% 85% Benny & Joon Dr. Garvey (Character) $23.1M 1993
No Score Yet 82% The Ernest Green Story Daisy Bates (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 50% The Importance of Being Earnest Miss Prism (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 33% Psycho IV: The Beginning Fran Ambrose (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 58% Murder in Mississippi Fannie Lee Chaney (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Place Like Home Prue (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 0% Third Degree Burn Julie Cartwright (Character) - 1989
85% 88% Bagdad Cafe Brenda (Character) $17.9K 1987
No Score Yet 67% Resting Place Ada Johnson (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 64% Go Tell It on the Mountain Deborah (Character) - 1984
33% 50% I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Anne (Character) - 1982


No Score Yet 62% NCIS: New Orleans Dr. Loretta Wade (Character) 2014-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2015 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2019
No Score Yet 69% The Lion Guard Kongwe (Guest Voice) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2015
90% 86% Archer Claudette Kane (Guest Voice) 2015
87% 90% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2014
82% 88% Warehouse 13 Mrs. Frederic (Character) 2014
82% 63% Beware the Batman Mayor Marion Grange (Guest Voice) 2014
No Score Yet 85% NCIS Dr. Loretta Wade (Guest Star) 2014
69% 79% Revenge Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Carolyn Maddox (Guest Star) 2004-2005 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unscripted Guest 2010
25% No Score Yet Brothers Mom (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2009
90% 96% The Shield Det. Claudette Wyms (Character) 2002-2008
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackie Chan Miss Kimber (Guest Voice) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
75% 95% The West Wing Deborah O'Leary, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Serve and Protect Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet 93% Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet House of Frankenstein 1997 Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet 84% ER Dr. Angela Hicks (Guest Star) 1994-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Single Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
74% 86% The X-Files Agent Lucy Kazdin (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 10% The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 95% Quantum Leap Mama Harper (Guest Star) 1990
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women in Prison Dawn Murphy (Character) 1987-1988
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Ms. Jones (Guest Star) 1981 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1986